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Listen: Nick Longrich discuss 'Huggy Snake' on BBC World Service

The BBC World Service interviewed Nick Longrich from our Milner Centre for Evolution within the Department of Biology & Biochemistry about the discovery of a fossilised four-legged snake.

Danaë Stanton Fraser appointed to EPSRC Strategic Advisory Team

Professor Danaë Stanton Fraser of our Department of Psychology will join the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council’s (EPSRC) Strategic Advisory Team as of 1 August.

Study highlights how perfectionism is leading to burnout

A new health study highlights the risks of perfectionism in the workplace and knock-on effects of burnout among employees.

Challenging cyber security perceptions at Ingenious Tower Talk

The event, hosted in partnership with the Institute of Ideas, featured a stellar panel of expert speakers including Professor Bill Durodié, Chair of International Relations, who contributed his thoughts on the issue of privacy in the digital age.

CDE researcher gets credit for R&D work on 'Ant-Man' movie

CDE Research Engineer Steve A Willey, who is in the final year of his EngD researching ‘Colour Correction for Stereo Images’, has received credit for his R&D work on the new movie 'Ant-Man'.

Why gamma-ray bursts are so extremely interesting

Professor Carole Mundell (Head of Astrophysics, Department of Physics) presents a ‘100 Second Science film’ for Physics World (US)

New study reveals challenges of texting while walking

What is the impact of texting while walking - the latest study from our Health researchers sought to find the answers.

Dangerous to leave humans in charge of their financial futures

Richard Fairchild (School of Management) writes for The Conversation.

Swimmers thank coaches & donors after Games success

Sports Performance students Jay Lelliott and Thomas Tsiopanis have thanked their coaches and financial supporters at the University of Bath after enjoying success at the 2015 World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea.

Partnership with leading Turkish research uni

On Monday, we signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Koç University, Istanbul

Funding awarded to develop 85 year weather forecast

Researchers from our University and Exeter University have been awarded a £1m Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) grant to create a time series of predicted hourly weather from now until the end of the century, in order to better understand how building designs interact with different weather conditions.

Section of North Rd to close Mon 3 - Fri 7 Aug, 7am-7pm

A section of North Road - from the A36 to just beyond King Edward's School (see map below) - is to close for resurfacing.

What can we learn by listening to the ocean?

In this 100 Second Science video, Dr Philippe Blondel (Physics) explains that activities within the world's oceans create a cacophony of sound that can reveal vast amounts of information about the environment in which the noises are generated.

Celebrating excellence in teaching: Student Support Teams

Read about the nominees for this year's Best Team in Support of Student Learning Award

Sustainable solutions at the Royal Society

Earlier in July, five CSCT students presented an exhibit featuring various sustainable projects to schoolchildren and the general public at the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition in London.

Exoplanet Kepler-452b offers glimpse of future fate of our Earth

Carole Mundell, Professor of Astrophysics, writes for The Conversation.

Library Card for Yoda the owl

Hand-reared Yoda the owl, and handler Marcus, are visiting campus twice a week to discourage the growth of the seagull population.

What's the evidence for...change management?

Rob Briner, professor of organisational psychology at our School of Management, writes for HR Magazine

Listening project isn't only about aliens

The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) project may unveil other secrets of the universe

Head and body lice read DNA differently

Researchers from our Department of Biology & Biochemistry have shed light on the itchy mystery as to why human head and body lice are genetically identical but live in different habitats on the body.

Team Bath Racing named top UK team at Formula Student 2015

Our University’s Formula Student team, Team Bath Racing recently competed at this year’s Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ (IMechE) Formula Student competition, with numerous success.

How different generations consume their daily news

Research about preferred sources of news by Professor Bas Verplanken has been featured in The Guardian.

Tony James wins inaugural catalysis & sensing prize

Congratulations to Professor Tony James (Chemistry) who won the inaugural Catalysis & Sensing for our Environment (CASE) prize at the CASE 2015 symposium in Dublin.

Study shows most teenage friendships doomed to fail

Dr Sam Carr from our Department of Education writes for The Conversation.

Royal Medal for former Dean Jocelyn Bell Burnell

The Royal Society has awarded leading astrophysicist Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell a Royal Medal.

Four-legged snake fossil shows how snakes lost their legs

A team of scientists including Dr Nick Longrich (Biology & Biochemistry) have discovered a fossil of a four-legged snake, which gives insights into how snakes evolved from lizards.

Investigating skincare products on Trust Me, I’m a Doctor

Professor Richard Guy and PhD student Sarah Cordery from our Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology appeared on this week's ‘Trust Me, I’m a Doctor’ on BBC2.

CSCT collaboration with Bath Spa graphic comms students

The aim of the collaboration is to develop the CSCT public engagement exhibits that the team takes to science festivals so that they are more engaging, functional and robust.

UN exam success for our interpreting & translating graduates

Two graduates, Katherine Nield and Jaya Mishra, from our MA Interpreting & Translating course have passed highly competitive UN French and Russian interpreting exams.

Emma's blog: FameLab, a bootcamp & the macarena

In this CSCT blog, second-year student Emma Sackville talks about her personal experience of making it to the UK final of this year's FameLab competition by using the macarena and Frozen to demonstrate crystallisation.

How Britain’s youngest MP became political star

Benjamin Bowman (PoLIS) writes for The Conversation.

New phone number for Medical Centre: 01225 789100

Please update your contact lists.

Associate Dean for Research (Science)

Congratulations to Professor Chick Wilson who will take up the role on 1 August for a period of three years

Quick fire physics explainers

Our academics have been involved in a project to provide quick fire physics explainers by video for Physics World magazine, as part of the UN International Year of Light.

Experts explore novel approaches to recycling plastics

The second workshop for the ' TransAtlantic Discovery, Characterisation and Application of Enzymes for the Recycling of Polymers and Composites' project (funded by the Global Innovation Initiative (GII)) brought together world experts in the fields of enzymes and bioprocessing, along with Bath academics from Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Biology & Biochemistry.

Graduate & academic on importance of studying social sci

Recent graduate John Wood talks about his year-long placement at the statistics department of the House of Commons library & Susan Harkness discusses policy-making in an article in The Guardian.

Free 'Inside Cancer' MOOC to re-run from 7 Sep

Sign up now for our popular six-week online course and learn more about cancer.

‘Molecular sponge’ advancement in storing hydrogen

Researchers at our University have discovered that hydrogen absorbed in specialised carbon nanomaterials can achieve extraordinary storage densities at moderate temperatures and pressures.

Sharing our Fairtrade experiences with keen Kingswood pupils

Colleagues from Accommodation & Hospitality Services and Estates were recently invited to participate in Kingswood School's Life Skills Week and to share our experiences of being a Fairtrade university.

NERC Science at Bath showcased at networking dinner

The University hosted a networking dinner in the Bath Spa Hotel on Thursday 9 July, for academics, students and guests from a range of organisations with interests in NERC science; one participant from the Met Office said: “It was the most productive networking event I have been to.”

Eco-friendly golf: is the grass greener on the other course?

Brad Millington (Department for Health) has co-authored an article for The Conversation.

Cameron looks to drones in fight against Islamic State

Professor David Galbreath (PoLIS) writes for The Conversation.

Tom Hudson joins Hall of Fame for Sport

Dr Tom Hudson, pioneer of sporting scholarships in GB unis, has been inducted into Team Bath's Hall of Fame

Vice-Chancellor talks to The Independent

Wide ranging discussion on challenges facing the sector and recent investment in our campus

Student entrepreneur Sarah McBride featured in Guardian

Sarah McBride, International Management & Modern Languages (French) student, talks to the Guardian about freelancing as a social media consultant.

€5m Energy Efficiency in Transport project reaches completion

A team of our researchers, led by Professor Chris Bowen, have been part of a successful €5 million ERDF international research consortium, focused on Materials for Energy Efficiency in Transport (MEET), which has now reached completion.

PM's equal pay action is welcome surprise but won’t close gap

Dr Susan Milner, Reader in European Politics, writes for The Conversation.

The chink in Cameron's counter-narrative armour

Professor Bill Durodié, Chair in International Relations, writes about the UK government's approach to extremism in the Huffington Post.

Avi Shankar wins 'Best Paper' at Academy of Marketing Conference

Professor Avi Shankar has won ‘Best Paper in Conference’ at the Academy of Marketing Conference 2015, for his paper ‘A critical reconceptualization of Marketplace Cultures: The Ambiguity of Socialization and the Centrality of Play’ co-authored with Stephen O’Sullivan.

Chemistry PhD student presents research in China & Thailand

PhD student Richard Blackburn recently joined Tony James and Steven Bull on a lecture tour of Asia where he presented his work on isocyanide-derived natural products at two universities in China and two in Thailand.

Interpreting & Translating student wins European prize

Georgina Banfield, MA Interpreting and Translating student, has been awarded second prize in a prestigious competition at the Directorate General for Interpretation, the European Commission’s interpreting service and conference organiser (DG Interpretation).

Free course: Sign up for our Make an Impact MOOC

Our popular six-week online course is being rerun from 17 August; it covers the basic definitions and history of sustainable development and sustainability in business - from a niche interest to the present day.

Dr Michael Proulx demos research at Latitude Festival

Dr Michael Proulx (Psychology) will provide an interactive demonstration of The vOICe, a new phone app technology that allows blind people to see with sound.

Physics research showcased at Westminster

Professor Jonathan Knight and Dr William Wadsworth attended a reception in the Palace of Westminster last week to launch a brochure: ‘Inspirational physics for a modern economy’ which features two pieces of our research

Beyond the Iran deal: nuclear proliferation is a myth

Dr Arash Heydarian Pashakhanlou (PoLIS) writes for The Conversation.

Youngsters treated to three days of scientific fun

Some 60 youngsters were selected to participate in the Salters’ Chemistry Camp for 15-year olds at the Department of Chemistry, and were set challenges including making paint, as part of three days of scientific fun.

Double success for Students’ Union

Bath SU wins NUS Officer Team of the Year and Internationalised Students’ Union of the Year

Major disruption to rail travel around Bath from Sat 18 Jul

This summer the £7.5 billion modernisation of the Great Western Main Line reaches the historic city of Bath when Network Rail will be carrying out major engineering projects in Box Tunnel and along the line to the east of Bath.

How Latin America has blazed a trail by tackling inequality

Juan Pablo Ferrero, Lecturer in Latin American Studies, writes for The Conversation about how Latin American countries are managing to buck the trend in terms of income inequality.

Summer Showcase unites multi-disciplinary researchers

A Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies conference brought together over 200 interested academics, students and industrial representatives to discuss the latest developments in the field.

New 3-D camera technology to uncover hidden landmines

Our University is developing an innovative new camera system capable of detecting landmines underground, with funding from Sir Bobby Charlton’s charity Find A Better Way (FABW).

How do you produce a single photon?

In this 100 Second Science film, optics researcher Peter Mosley uses just a whiteboard to explain how photons (individual particles of light) can be produced in a systemic way using a process known as parametric down conversion.

A day in the lab of a cancer researcher

Medicinal chemist Dr Amit Nathubhai shares his day with Worldwide Cancer Research charity

Dynamic dancers welcome Rugby World Cup

A spectacular flash-mob dance involving local schoolchildren ensured the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour arrived at the University of Bath in style yesterday.

"Water, Water, Everywhere" at Science Festival

CSCT had an exhibition at the Cheltenham Science Festival where they aimed to inform the public on the issue of water sustainability, and the work the CSCT is conducting into resolving these issues.

Gaming technology could help amputees learn to walk again

A state-of-the-art studio for the new £5 million Centre for the Analysis of Motion, Entertainment Research & Applications (CAMERA) based at the University has just been announced.

National recognition for postgraduate student

PhD candidate Rita Griffiths won the prestigious 'best postgraduate paper' at the recent Social Policy Association Conference in Belfast.

University to host major World Rugby Conference in advance of World Cup

Two days ahead of this autumn's Rugby World Cup the University will play host to a major World Rugby Science Network Conference.

Stephen Husbands talks about morphine on BBC Radio Wilts

Professor Stephen Husbands, Head of Medicinal Chemistry, talks to BBC Wiltshire about morphine & the importance of securing a local supply.

How one family's loss is helping others

Bereaved by an alcohol or drugs-related death: The story of the MacDonalds who lost their son to drugs

Listen to Paul Gregg on Radio 4's World at One [18min 50]

Professor Paul Gregg from our Department of Social & Policy Science

Russ Vince wins 2014 'That's Interesting Award'

Professor Russ Vince (School of Management) has won the 2014 ‘That's Interesting Award’ from the European Group for Organization Studies (EGOS) for his paper: ‘The Unconscious and Institutional Work’.

Interpreting & Translating students build links with the city

MA Interpreting and Translating students Georgina Banfield, Zosia Krasodomska-Jones, Jessica Johnstone and Abaigh Wheatley put their interpreting skills to the test at a prestigious two-day conference in the city.

Why the military is divided over Britain’s nuclear deterrent

Simon Smith, Research Associate in the Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies writes for The Conversation.

New IPR report challenges effectiveness of austerity policies in UK and Eurozone

The latest IPR Spotlights report challenges the effectiveness of austerity policies.

Our economists give their reaction to the Budget

Commentary on the measures announced in Wednesday's Budget 2015 delivered by the Chancellor.

Student architects' show reviewed in The Observer

Of Bath's annual show, The Observer said: "The University of Bath produces projects that, more than most, look like buildings you might actually expect to see built soon."

HR directors should spend longer on decision-making

Rob Briner, Professor of organisational psychology at our School of Management, advises HR directors spend longer making decisions to ensure they are evidence-based, in an article in HR Magazine.

Innovation & entrepreneurship boot camp for engineers

Six engineering graduates from the University of Bath recently took part in a week-long innovation boot camp to kick start the Faculty of Engineering and Design’s 2015 Innovation Bursary programme.

MP backing for Low Emission Vehicle Research Centre at University of Bath

Bath MP Ben Howlett recently visited the University to see how our new Centre for Low Emission Vehicle Research (CLEVeR) will significantly boost low carbon vehicle research in the UK.

Chinese Embassy Minister Counsellor for Education visits Uni

A special meeting exploring Bath’s collaborative work in China and its wider international agenda was held with Minister Counsellor Yang Shen, Education Section of the Chinese Embassy.

SU wins prestigious award for supporting international students

The NUS/UKCISA Internationalisation Awards reward best practice within universities and students’ unions and recognise some of the hard work that unions and officers put into supporting international students.

Come to The Edge...& they flew

Watch this inspiring video about our arts & management building - The Edge

New Associate Dean (L&T) in HSS

Congratulations to Dr Cassie Wilson who took up the role on 1 July for a period of three years

Colin Grant blog: Fostering our Middle East partnerships

Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Internationalisation, Professor Colin Grant, blogs about fostering our ongoing Middle East partnerships in Doha, Dubai & Amman

Why do we need new types of optical fibres?

In this 100 Second Science film, Professor Jonathan Knight points out some of the limitations of the conventional optical fibres available on the market today.

Inspiring women as engineers

Professor Semali Perera tells 'University Business' how we are promoting women as engineers here at Bath

Social media is changing how we talk about women’s football

Emma Rich, a Reader in our Department for Health, writes for The Conversation.

Professor Andrew Graves interviewed about Honda on ITV

Professor Andrew Graves, from our School of Management, talks to ITV Regional.

Likely impacts of Greece's 'No' vote

Dr Theo Papadopoulos on the significance of last night's ‘Oxi’ vote against proposed austerity measures

Bath to lead £2 million research into Psoriatic Arthritis

Professor Neil McHugh, Professor of Pharmacoepidemiology at the University’s Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology and Consultant Rheumatologist at the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases (RNHRD) is leading a £2 million project into improving the lives of those with the painful arthritic condition Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA).

Roger King comments on Teaching Excellence Framework

Roger King, Visiting Professor in ICHEM, comments on the introduction by HEFCE of a controversial Teaching Excellence Framework in Times Higher Education.

Memorial service for Dorothy May Walters-Godfree: Tue 7 Jul

Dorothy May Walters-Godfree, who organised the Norwood Society (the original University Womens’ Society), is to be remembered on Tue 7 Jul.

New report on vocational qualifications and degree outcomes

A new HEA-commissioned report from researchers in our School of Management and Department of Education is out today.

View graduation photos & videos

Watch videos & see photos of the ceremonies, and read about our honorary graduates

Research clarifies the physics of water repelling surfaces

Understanding the behaviour of water on strongly hydrophobic (water repelling) surfaces may help scientists develop new types of surfaces with applications ranging from textiles to surgical tools.

University awarded over €9 million of European funding

The University has been awarded over 9 million euros of funding from Horizon 2020, the European Commission’s Research and Innovation funding programme, providing new opportunities for industry.

Men & women could use different cells to process pain

Ed Keogh from our Department of Psychology asks have some pain medicine approaches that might have worked for females, been dismissed too early if just tested on males?

Alumni & friends get the royal treatment

HRH Prince Edward was joined by a Jordanian Prince & Princess at the Chancellor’s Dinner